Janet Hivner

Janet E. Hivner (Kreisher)

Tuesday, June 25th, 1940 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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Janet E. Hivner, 79, formerly of the Reading area, passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 residing at Berks Heim.
Born in Reading, Janet was the daughter of the late Luther and Catherine (Hummel) Kreisher. She was also the step-daughter of the late Henry H. Mengel of Reading. Janet worked as a personnel director for K-Mart for thirty years. She then worked in the Loss Prevention office for Redner's Markets until retirement. Janet was truly a kind and loving soul who went out of her way to spread cheer whenever and wherever she could. Because of the early loss of her youngest son Daniel, who became an organ donor, Janet became involved with the Gift of Life Organ Donor Program. She would speak at events, churches and hospitals, march in parades and attend events all to spread the word on the importance of organ donations. Janet loved traveling the world and spending time with her family which was her greatest joy.
Janet is survived by two sons: John C. Hivner, and his wife Robin, Sinking Spring; and Richard A. Hivner, and his wife Susan, Blandon; seven grandchildren: Jason, Christopher, Erin, Kyle, Jennifer, Tiffany and Nicholas; and five great-grandchildren: James, Benjamin, Marcella, Nolan and Nora. She was predeceased by a son: Daniel H. Hivner and grandson Nathan H. Hivner.
Janet was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Reading. There will be no services at this time. Memorial contributions, if desired, should be directed to: Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street. Philadelphia, PA 19123. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit,
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Ginny Pochuski Rightmyer

Posted at 10:09am
I work at Redner's with Janet when my husband Steve received a heart transplant. Janet was ALWAYS so caring and supportive during our years of employment together and my husbands medical issues!♥ She could not have been a kinder and caring woman! The world lost an angel when they lost Janet. My heart goes out to the family!

Christy Nemeth

Posted at 12:19pm
Good afternoon family of Janet Hivner, What a delightful lady Janet was. I interacted with Janet through GIft of Life in Berks County. Thanks for your delightfulness. May our Father uphold you presently and may you encounter His love, grace, and mercies daily. Love, Christy Nemeth

Louise M. Warren

Posted at 10:03am
Janet was one of the first people we met at Gift of Life after the death of our daughter Michelle. We would talk for hours sharing our feelings about losing our children and donating their organs. Her bubbly personality inspired us to become involved with the organization. Janet was an inspiration. How fortunate we were all for having us brighten our lives. Now she will be united with Daniel and Nathan. Our deepest condolences.

John and Louise Warren

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